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Title: The Modeling of the Effects of Soiling, Its Mechanisms, and the Corresponding Abrasion

Decreasing LCOE with predictive soiling loss models (using site data to predict annualized energy loss), quantification of different soiling mechanisms (using AFM-based characterization), and developing standards for PV module coatings.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1288169
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5K00-66822
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2016 Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop, 23-25 February 2016, Lakewood, Colorado
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY photovoltaics; soiling rate model; module coatings; PV module; abrasion test; reliability